Kia ora All Saints whānau.
Guy here this week, I want to start with a message of celebration! We are so proud of you all as we run up to the end of the year, but this week in particular, as we run up towards the end of the year AGM. This year has been full of huge markers. This year is our first full year of having House Churches in rotation; there have been some great conversations and action points put down regarding missional communities and ways to onramp people into faith conversations. God has been faithful in adding to our numbers, no more evident than last Sunday, with over 100 people in the room for our combined All Saints Day celebration with the Bishop. Something powerful to watch is how I have seen an increase in the boldness and confidence of the Gospel! This is something that is not just good advice but Good News!!
As we head towards summer and 2024, let us walk towards it with confidence and courage as we look to push forward amongst those who yet don't know Jesus.
A reminder that this week we are gathering together in the All Saints Centre at 10am; following the service, we will have a potluck lunch, so please bring something to share, and while we are eating lunch, we will start the AGM. You can find them Here if you haven't yet read the AGM documents. There are several nominations and motions to read through.
Nov 19th is our last House Church Sunday for the year.
Nov 26th is when we begin our season of preparation for Advent. Each week throughout Advent, we will have both 9 and 10:30 Central Gatherings up until Christmas.
For Christmas this year, We have several events coming down the line: 9 Lessons and Carols, Beach Carols in collaboration with Lyall Bay Community Church, Family Christmas Eve, traditional Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day; watch our e-news for more information in the coming weeks.
It's still possible to help with the Kilbirnie Primary School fair tonight (Friday). I will be there with a group from All Saints serving alongside our local community. Email me to let me know if you can help.
Much Love, Guy